Lot 125 - 1968 Volkswagen Beach Buggy SWB ‘Meyers Manx Evocation’

Lot 125 - 1968 Volkswagen  Beach Buggy SWB ‘Meyers Manx Evocation’

Lot 125 - 1968 Volkswagen Beach Buggy SWB ‘Meyers Manx Evocation’

Lot Number 125
Registration PHR 293F
Chassis Number 118016168
Odometer reading 61,561 miles
Result Sold - £12,880
  • Newly rebuilt 1641cc twinport engine
  • Removable wet weather hood
  • Left hand drive example

Bruce Meyers is quoted as saying, “I'm an artist and I wanted to bring a sense of movement and gesture to the Manx. Dune buggies have a message, fun. They’re playful to drive and should look like it. Nothing did at the time.” Sure enough, using a basic Volkswagen chassis and engine, this radical design concept proved an instant hit both in the US and then, later, in Europe.

This short wheel base Meyer Manx Evocation is presented in a stunning gold fleck with black leather bucket seats with matching carpets and sitting on American Racing wheels. Boasting a newly rebuild 1641cc twinport engine this left hand drive example was imported from the USA in 2023 and registered in the UK as a historic vehicle. Perfect for European road trips and UK summers alike this example also offers a wet weather removable hood so you do not get caught in those august showers! Specification on this buggy includes Powerspark electronic ignition distributor, twin cannon exhausts, Scat crank pulley, alternator conversion, US specification lights, Empi gear shifter, deep dish steering wheel, roll over bar, cassette player and speakers and footwell courtesy light. In addition to the recently rebuilt 1641cc engine the buggy also benefits from a new clutch, new carburettor and all new tinware.The rear brakes have been newly refurbished and we are informed it starts, runs and drives great with a decent turn of pace. The front bucket seats are on sliders with removable covers and the passenger seat flips forward for access to the rear seat making this a fun almost practical summer option…. TO THE BEACH! Consigned by Mathew Priddy

Guide Price £10,000-£15,000

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